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    Thread: John Kerr's notes online
Post: RE: John Kerr's notes online

Bandwidth well spent :-). Took me about 5min to download the first volume, and I haven't gone any further. Suffice to say that I am currently doing my Cheshire Cat impression. These notes are somet...
johnmc Queensland 6 6,947 18-Feb-2016, 10:11 PM
    Thread: RM33 found?
Post: RE: RM33 found?

(22-Jan-2016, 08:00 AM)Petan Wrote: I wrote on one of the Facebook groups that the press statement (quote) "Queensland Rail have generously donated the railmotor to us (end quote) suggests QR is cla...
johnmc Preservation and Tourist Railways 6 5,527 22-Jan-2016, 07:00 PM
    Thread: C17 812 on the Move
Post: RE: C17 812 on the Move

(02-Jan-2016, 05:34 PM)Coyote Wrote: (02-Jan-2016, 02:40 PM)johnmc Wrote: there can't be many brown and black C17's unnacounted for... 812 was last painted Red. Indeed. The photo I was working o...
johnmc Queensland 15 11,371 02-Jan-2016, 10:56 PM
    Thread: C17 812 on the Move
Post: RE: C17 812 on the Move

812 has been sighted at Myrtletown in Brisbane (industrial suburb between the Airport and the Brisbane River), sitting in a paddock with a bunch of removal houses, and a couple of coaches. You need t...
johnmc Queensland 15 11,371 02-Jan-2016, 02:40 PM
    Thread: QLD Where is it?
Post: RE: QLD Where is it?

(01-Nov-2015, 07:15 AM)locojoe67 Wrote: This location is still yet to be guessed..... http://qrheritage.tumblr.com/post/119505...y-location Wrong forum:D http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1976349.htm#...
johnmc Queensland 10,126 3,732,192 01-Nov-2015, 07:20 PM
    Thread: Original Ghan sign
Post: RE: Original Ghan sign

It looks like an ordinary road sign which has been cut in half, and someone has painted on it. I would be very doubtful that it was official in any way.
johnmc Railway Archaeology 2 3,187 05-Sep-2015, 08:55 PM
    Thread: Aurizon Yard Stuart Development
Post: RE: Aurizon Yard Stuart Development

Just lose the extraneous colon at the end of the URL: http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/s...e-sda.html
johnmc Queensland 7 5,804 05-Jul-2015, 06:08 PM
    Thread: Petrie to Redcliffe
Post: RE: Petrie to Redcliffe

(27-May-2015, 01:54 PM)CNsylvester Wrote: (27-May-2015, 01:44 PM)johnmc Wrote: (27-May-2015, 08:09 AM)CNsylvester Wrote: Agreed, the impact on Sandgate Shorncliffe will be interesting, might be ...
johnmc Queensland 99 66,040 27-May-2015, 04:21 PM
    Thread: Petrie to Redcliffe
Post: RE: Petrie to Redcliffe

(27-May-2015, 08:09 AM)CNsylvester Wrote: Agreed, the impact on Sandgate Shorncliffe will be interesting, might be enough to close beyond Sandgate and expand the golf course a little at Shorncliffe,...
johnmc Queensland 99 66,040 27-May-2015, 01:44 PM
    Thread: Petrie to Redcliffe
Post: RE: Petrie to Redcliffe

As an ex Scarborough-ite, I think Kippa Ring is probably as good spot as any, being the commercial hub of the peninsula. It's a little too late for Redcliffe itself, now basically little more than a ...
johnmc Queensland 99 66,040 27-May-2015, 12:02 AM
    Thread: Old Ottaba Railway Siding/Station photos?
Post: RE: Old Ottaba Railway Siding/Station photos?

Bonzle has one... http://www.bonzle.com/c/a?a=pic&fn=aj42qj28&s=3
johnmc Queensland 7 4,933 02-May-2015, 06:25 PM
    Thread: Petrie to Redcliffe
Post: RE: Petrie to Redcliffe

(25-Apr-2015, 06:53 PM)CNsylvester Wrote: 3) Murrumba Downs station is really cuddling the neighbourhood Compare with the Streetview pic, (dated as Feb last year, but I have my doubts about accurac...
johnmc Queensland 99 66,040 26-Apr-2015, 11:40 AM
    Thread: QR ebaY Items
Post: RE: QR ebaY Items

(13-Apr-2015, 06:59 PM)CNsylvester Wrote: Some QR signalling gear on ebay at the mo (April 2015) This is probably the most impressive one, an entire 2 aspect signal. And the opening bid - $190...
johnmc Queensland 39 23,250 13-Apr-2015, 10:15 PM
    Thread: Station definition
Post: RE: Station definition

(14-Mar-2015, 07:51 PM)pdgh59 Wrote: Further to johnc having to keep the station code list up to date, I can remember being told that we were supposed to keep an up to date list of station seal pres...
johnmc Queensland 6 6,098 15-Mar-2015, 02:44 PM
    Thread: Station definition
Post: RE: Station definition

"Gate" was renamed "Station AA" (Abridged Accounting) in the later years, which ties in with pdgh59's explanation. (Are there still any of these in the Brisbane Suburban area? I'm assuming that the d...
johnmc Queensland 6 6,098 12-Mar-2015, 07:57 PM
    Thread: Derailment - C17 history requested.
Post: RE: Derailment - C17 history requested.

Thank you very much for your trouble. It's definitely 942 - [attachment=1746] Larger pic showing damage. [attachment=1747] Though nothing in your list of 942 incidents seems to match up.
johnmc Queensland 9 7,088 10-Mar-2015, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Derailment - C17 history requested.
Post: RE: Derailment - C17 history requested.

No, it's definitely not the 1961 derailment - an ex driver has since posted pics of that.
johnmc Queensland 9 7,088 09-Mar-2015, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Derailment - C17 history requested.
Post: Derailment - C17 history requested.

Is it one of you guys who has access to a database of accidents/incidents for a specific loco? (I'm losing track of which rail forum has what nowadays - must be getting old). There's a bit of a disc...
johnmc Queensland 9 7,088 09-Mar-2015, 07:27 PM
    Thread: South Yard to close
Post: RE: South Yard to close

What's the current status of the rail bypass to the port?
johnmc Queensland 11 6,561 17-Feb-2015, 01:57 PM
    Thread: Queensland Rail Driver Jobs Regional Qld
Post: RE: Queensland Rail Driver Jobs Regional Qld

There's not much else it could be for, unless they're going to be doing the grain and stock trains. I think that the western 'landers would be safe for this term of government at least. (Especially ...
johnmc Queensland 15 8,398 11-Feb-2015, 01:45 PM